Facilities: Stadium & Arena
Nationals, Astros Want $155M in Tax Dollars for Spring Training Stadium
by Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer September 2014
The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros can expect opposition today when they ask a Palm Beach County advisory board to endorse their request for $154.9 million in hotel tax money to help pay for a new spring training stadium in West Palm Beach.
Portland Arena Considers Outsourcing Management
by Whit Richardson, Staff Writer September 2014
The Cross Insurance Arena's board of trustees is entertaining the idea of outsourcing management of the Portland arena to a private company.
Other NFL Owners May Insist on New Bills Stadium
by Tom Precious September 2014
ALBANY - The decision about whether the Buffalo Bills will get a new stadium, renovate their existing home or keep things as they are for now has become less urgent, now that Terry and Kim Pegula have been announced as the winning bidders for the team. That was the consensus of some state and local officials involved in the new stadium review process Wednesday, a day after the Pegulas were given the nod to buy the team.
Bills Stadium Speculation Shifts with New Ownership
by David Robinson September 2014
Terry Pegula's emergence as the new owner of the Buffalo Bills brings new focus to the search for a new home for the football team - and it's centered on downtown Buffalo. Pegula has not spoken publicly about his preferences for either a new or renovated stadium for the Bills. But Pegula's pending purchase of the team likely gives a leg up to potential stadium sites downtown, near First Niagara Center, where Pegula's Buffalo Sabres play, and close to the HarborCenter hotel and hockey complex that now is under construction, sources said. "You'd think it certainly improves the chances of a downtown stadium," said Larry Quinn, the former president of the Buffalo Sabres, who believes that a downtown stadium could be a showcase for the fast-growing HarborCenter/Canalside area.
Poll: Cobb County Voters Split on Braves Stadium Funding
by Dan Klepal; Staff September 2014
A slim majority of Cobb County residents would have voted in favor of the $400 million public investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium, and nearly 80 percent said they should have been given that opportunity through a public referendum, according to a University of Florida poll released Monday.
Opinion: NFL Sacks Taxpayers with Stadium Subsidies
by Drew Johnson, The Washington Times September 2014
The start of a new professional football season Thursday night provided a stark reminder that taxpayers have contributed heavily to the success of the National Football League, with billions in subsidies for new stadiums and even more construction projects on the horizon.
Columnist: Owner Should Avoid Redskins Stadium Repeat
by Thom Loverro, The Washington Times September 2014
The news that Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has "started the process" of looking for a new stadium should remind Redskins fans who it was who banished the team to the prison it has inhabited for 17 years. It wasn't Snyder who built FedEx Field. It wasn't Snyder who took the Washington Redskins out of Washington in the first place.
Braves to Hold Formal Groundbreaking at Stadium Site
by Tim Tucker September 2014
Although work has been underway for months on the site of the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County, the team plans to hold a formal groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 16.
Sporting Goods Store Secures $1M Turf Field Naming Deal
by The Associated Press September 2014
A Fargo-based sporting goods company has pledged a million dollars to Minnesota State University-Moorhead in exchange for the naming rights of its football field.
NFL's Moving Goalpost: Enhance the Stadium Experience
by Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 2014
Fans in stadiums will have access to video replays that viewers at home don't get. They will get Wi-Fi, allowing them to track other games, their fantasy teams and to send selfies.